Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A Must Read Author Tonya Bolden’s New Book on Black “Pathfinders”.

February 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Arts/Literature, Book Reviews, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) I love Black History, and so revel in Black History Month. Not that Black History should be constrained to a month. Indeed, when I wrote my book “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History” in 2010, I hoped that some folks would touch the book each day and talk about the […]

I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin.

Tweet (Akiit.com) My wife and I went to see Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro. It was based upon James Baldwin’s writings and life experiences. It uses archival footage of Baldwin, pictures and footage of American history and Samuel L. Jackson’s voice reading and sharing some of Baldwin’s thoughts and writings to tell […]

How Young Is Too Young For Children To Learn?

Tweet (Akiit.com) Babies and children are learning about the world around them from the moment they are born. A newborn will learn how to interpret key sounds and images to mean food, Mom, and Dad. Within just a couple of years, a small child will have learned to walk unaided, use the bathroom on their […]

Morehouse wants men with class…

December 8, 2008 by  
Filed under Arts/Literature, News

Tweet (Akiit.com) William Tweedle, a residence hall director at Morehouse College, wants students at the historically black men’s school to get “In the Zone.” That’s the zone where there’s no cursing, no saggin’ pants, and no use of the word whose plural spelled backward is “saggin.’ ” All are beneath the image of the Morehouse […]

Angelou Writing a Poem About Obama…

November 10, 2008 by  
Filed under Arts/Literature, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Upon his election in 1992, Bill Clinton — affectionately referred to as the nation’s first black president — asked Maya Angelou to compose a poem and read it at his inauguration. Angelou feels a new poem welling up inside her following Barack Obama’s election, but she does not expect another command performance. “I’m […]

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